Kate Linehan is proof that you don’t need to suffer from a condition to visit Foot Solutions. The 17 year-old student called in to our Cork store before setting off on the Camino in Spain with her school-mates.
‘We did the final section of the French Way, which is a 111 km walk from Sarria into Santiago de Compostela. I know the Camino can be tough on your feet and someone told me to check for a pair of runners in Foot Solutions before I go. So I went in and the staff there were great, helping me to choose the runners that were just right for me. I bought a pair of Brooks and wore them every day when I was walking the Camino. They gave me loads of support and cushioned my feet so I didn’t suffer from any blisters or anything, so it was fantastic.
‘I like to stay active all the time, playing hockey and at the gym. I still get plenty use out of the runners doing all that.”
Does she have any plans to set off on the Camino again? ‘Definitely. It was lovely, heading from village to village across northern Spain, all the little restaurants and meeting great people from all over the world along the way. I think the next time I’d like to do the whole thing, which is two months from the French border in the east all the way along to Santiago. And I’m sure I’ll get the most out of it with the right pair of runners from Foot Solutions.’